59 Songs About Walls

Updated on May 28, 2019
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Explore constructing walls--or not--with a playlist of pop, rock, country, folk, and metal music. We explore building walls, tearing walls down, climbing walls, writing on the walls, being a fly on the wall, putting your back to the wall and more!
Explore constructing walls--or not--with a playlist of pop, rock, country, folk, and metal music. We explore building walls, tearing walls down, climbing walls, writing on the walls, being a fly on the wall, putting your back to the wall and more! | Source

Each of Us Is a Bricklayer

Each of us is a bricklayer, building defensive walls of ideas and feelings. They insulate our soft egos and seal off that vulnerable part of ourselves from one another as effectively as physical barriers. What do you hide behind your wall?

We build walls when we feel threatened. What do you fear?

Explore walls in pop, rock, country, folk, and metal music with this playlist. We take a look at popular songs about building walls, tearing walls down, climbing the walls, writing on the walls, being a fly on the wall, putting your back to the wall and even more.

1. "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd

Probably the first song that comes to mind when you think of songs about walls is this classic rock ditty, right? A protest against rigid schooling, this 1979 worldwide chart-topper was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time." The type of wall Pink Floyd is referring about is blind compliance and conformity.

Wall Lyrics:

All in all you're just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

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2. "Walls" by Kings of Leon

The dejected man in this 2016 rock ballad has torn down the emotional walls that protected his heart from breaking. He's laid his feelings on the line for the woman he loves and has left his heart exposed and vulnerable to rejection.

Unfortunately, his lover has crushed his spirits. You can bet those emotional walls will be built even higher when it comes to his next relationship.

Wall Lyrics:

When the walls come down
One by one I'm seein' them fall
Some just don't show up at all
I'm just here to fight the fire
Oh, a man ain't a man unless he has desire.

If you've recently had your heart pummeled like this poor guy, then make a playlist of songs about heartbreak, breakups, and divorce to help ease the pain.

3. "Crumblin' Down" by John Cougar Mellencamp

The narrator in this 1983 classic rock song features a man who feels dishonorably treated by a system that tries to break down his wall of self-respect and identity that he built through hard work. Authority has tried to break him down and has made him feel like their whipping boy.

Wall Lyrics:

Second best is what you get
'Til you learn to bend the rules
Time respects no person
And when you lift up must fall
They're waiting outside
To claim my crumblin' walls.

4. "Walls" by Bon Jovi

Reflecting both interpersonal and physical walls such as those that populate current events, this 2016 rock song makes a statement about standing up for those who need your help. The narrator describes learning from his parents about the importance of advocating for those less fortunate, including the lonely, the helpless, the hurting, and broken. Walls divide us, and he implores us to tear them down and build more bridges, as "these days we're all just looking for a place that we call home."

Wall Lyrics:

These walls are the mountains that we climb
These walls are the great divide
Brick by brick
Gonna watch them fall
Build more bridges
Tear down walls.

5. "Walls" by Ruben

In this electronic pop song from 2018, the narrator describes himself as someone who has built walls around himself so that he wouldn't have to experience emotion. As a male, he has been conditioned to push pain down deep and make himself emotionally inaccessible.

However, now those defensive walls are weakening, and they're about to crash. He's in a dark place with his mental health, and he's reaching out across the fragile walls to receive love and understanding.

Ruben is a Norweigan artist. Watch for him to become the next big thing. I have a hunch about this one!

Wall Lyrics:

But the wind has changed
My walls are weakening
They're gonna fall soon
And I'm gonna need you.

If you can identify with struggling with hurt, make a playlist of songs about pain, suffering, and hurting.

6. "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith

Although this James Bond theme song received mixed reviews, the 2015 orchestral pop tune won both a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. The phrase "writing's on the wall" references impending disaster. The narrator describes successfully sidestepping "misfortune" in the past, but he feels like this time will mark his undoing. He's talking about falling in love rather than actually dying, however.

Wall Lyrics:

Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
'Cause the writing's on the wall.

7. "Tonight I Climbed the Wall" by Alan Jackson

When a marriage is on the rocks, the feuding spouses build a wall of discord and distrust between themselves with each snide remark, eye roll, and argument. Before long, the division is so high that they can't see the person they married. In this country song from 1993, husband crosses that wall of discord, seeking reconciliation. As he does so, the troubles that split them seem insignificant.

Wall Lyrics:

Tonight I climbed the wall
And took her by the hand
We'd come too far to fall
Couldn't stand to see it end
So tonight I climbed the wall.

If you and your spouse have a marriage on the rocks, check out these songs about less than perfect marriages. They range from heartwrenching to hilarious.

8. "Balls to the Wall" by Accept

Did you know that "balls to the wall" is an expression that comes from military aviation? The controls of the plane have ball-shaped grips, and when a pilot exerts maximum pressure by pushing the controls to the plane's firewall, it's "balls to the wall." The phrase means the equivalent of pushing the pedal to the medal or "going all out."

In this 1984 heavy metal song, the German band Accept takes an interest in human rights and politics. They warn that one day oppressed and tortured people among us will unite, then they'll rise up and turn upon their persecutors. At that time, according to the song, you'll exert maximum energy to escape their vengeance.

Wall Lyrics:

You better watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (Hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your
Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall.

9. "Climbing Up the Walls" by Radiohead

The lead singer composed this 1997 rock song when he was working in a mental institution. The haunting nature of its chiming sounds and dragging pace remind me of a mentally ill person who is heavily medicated.

The phrase "climbing up the walls" refers to reaching a point of distress, anxiety, or annoyance to the point of frenzy. The song cryptically references secrets, eccentricities, and fears that other people—those outside one's mind—cannot detect but which the protagonist knows are there. He's can't stop the climbing up his walls.

Wall Lyrics:

Open up your skull
I'll be there
Climbing up the walls.

10. "Fly on the Wall" by Miley Cyrus

The girl in this pop song from 2008 chastises her love interest for his unfounded jealousy. He wants to know too much about her life when they are apart. The overly inquisitive suitor tries to discover what she talks about with her friends and whether she's flirting with other guys.

"A fly on the wall" means that you're able to listen in on conversations undetected.

Wall Lyrics:

Don't you wish that you could be a fly on the wall
A creepy little, sneaky little, fly on the wall?
All my precious secrets, yeah
You'd know them all.

11. "Why We Build the Wall" by Billy Bragg

This tune is a 2017 cover of Anaïs Mitchell's sobering statement from her folk opera. It describes what the border wall represents. (Yep, they're talking about that wall.)

In a circular argument, the narrator explains that the wall keeps us free from the enemy, which is poverty. We have work and "they" have none. They want what we have, but we'll always have this wall to work upon. The wall keeps the enemy out, and we'll never be done.

Wall Lyrics:

The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That's why we build the wall.

If you empathize with the plight of the poor and similar others, then check out the songs about poverty and homelessness.

12. "Fly on the Wall" by t.A.T.u.

There's a fine line between having a crush on someone and being obsessive, and the voyeuristic narrator in this 2008 pop tune leaped way over it. The creepster dreams of being a fly on the wall so that she can watch over the man she loves when he is:

  • naked in the shower
  • taking a nap
  • canoodling with his lover
  • undressing or
  • gazing in the mirror.

How creepy! The narrator describes arriving, silently undetected. It's clear that she's thought this fly on the wall fantasy out so thoroughly that perhaps it's a plan for stalking him. (Unwanted attention can make you want to build a secure perimeter—a fence, a wall, some kind of barrier!)

Wall Lyrics:

Oh, I wish I was a fly on the wall
Silently I arrive
You don't know I'm alive.

For some reason songs about stalkers, creepers, and obsessive love are usually pretty catchy. If these tunes appeal to you, make a playlist and enjoy.

13. "Wall of Glass" by Liam Gallagher

The underlying message in this 2017 rock song is that the vibe you give off is not transparent. Rather, others can clearly detect your intent. Negative energy and insults hurled towards others will rebound upon you eventually. Karma, baby. It all adds up.

Wall Lyrics:

And I don't mean to be unkind
But I see what's in your mind
And the stone you throw
Will turn back in its path
One day you'll shatter like a wall of glass.

14. "Carving Up the World Again... A Wall and Not a Fence" by Robert Plant

Depending on your perspective, walls divide and separate, or they provide defense and security. In this 2017 rock song, the narrator provides social commentary that major countries of the world like Russia, America, and Great Britain are carving up the world by building walls. According to the song, nations built walls that are tall, long, and big, and they divide people bitterly. Then, the builders hide behind those walls in fear of people on the other side.

Wall Lyrics:

Trouble at the border, in the eleventh hour
Ditch and wire and palisade in the line of fire
Call up the cavalry and double up the guard
Plan for catastrophe inside the house of cards.

15. "Higher Than the Wall" by The Steeldrivers

The heart sore guy in this 2010 country song doesn't want to be hurt again, so he built a wall around his heart and locked it up tight. Given the height and strength of the wall, he believed no one could breach it, but then he met a special lady who was up to the challenge. With enough patience and trust, her love reached higher than the wall he built, and she freed him from the prison he had been living in.

Wall Lyrics:

There are walls made of paper, and walls made of stone
And some that are made out of livin' alone
I built a wall no one could break down
Locked up my heart where it couldn't be found.

24 Idioms About Walls

Idiom
Meaning
Idiom
Meaning
bouncing off the walls
full of active, excited energy
a fly on the wall
to secretly hear something
like nailing Jello-O to the wall
incredibly difficult or impossible, such that it could be seen as a foolish or worthless endeavor to attempt
like talking to a brick wall
being ignored
go over the wall
to escape
nail (someone) to the wall
to punish, hurt, or berate in a severe manner for a wrongdoing
drive (someone) up the wall
to annoy or frustrate someone to the point of exasperation
come up against a brick wall
to meet resistance or something that impedes progress
balls to the wall
making an all-out effort
with your back against the wall
in a desperate or high pressure situation
blue wall of silence
unspoken policy of concealment by police regarding wrongdoing or illicit activity of other officers
hole in the wall
a small, inconspicuous, and unimpressive place such as a restaurant or bar
wall job
a car in the shop for repairs is parked against the wall with no repairs done and the customer pays for work not performed
go to the wall
to go bankrupt
How many of these "wall" idioms did you know?

16. "Behind the Wall" by Tracy Chapman

There's often a wall of silence when it comes to domestic violence—a reluctance to become involved. Bystanders may fear that speaking up means they are interfering in a couple's relationship or that nothing will be done. But wouldn't you want someone to call for help if you were being beaten within inches of your life?

In this haunting 1988 folk song, the narrator hears neighbors' violent domestic dispute through their thin apartment walls. Having called the police in the past, however, she skips the 911 call this time and tells herself it's fruitless. In the morning, an ambulance in the street forces her to second guess her fateful decision.

Wall Lyrics:

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won't do no good to call
The police always come late
If they come at all.

If family violence is an issue that speaks to you, make a playlist of songs about domestic violence and use it to educate others about this important problem.

17. "Back to the Wall" by The Divinyls

The narrator in this rock song from 1988 has her back to the wall, meaning she has reached a point of desperation in which she feels cornered. Anything is possible, she warns, so don't pile additional stress on her. At least she has warned you.

Wall Lyrics:

Don't push, don't shove
Better watch what you do
When my back's to the wall
I might do anything at all
When my back's to the wall
I might take any chance at all
When my back's to the wall
I might do anything.

18. "Walls Can Fall" by George Jones

Country legend George Jones recorded this wall song in 1993 about a man who used to stand in darkness, with his back against the wall. He had suffered in love and was afraid to try again, thus he walled off his feelings. The narrator believed he'd die a lonely man, but luckily he met his clever sweetheart who found a door through his unscalable wall. Thereafter, it was easy to tear down the fortress brick by brick.

Wall Lyrics:

Not a thing can come between us
If we always keep in mind that
You can build 'em strong and tall but walls can fall

19. "If These Walls Could Talk" by 5 Seconds of Summer

No one really knows what goes on behind closed doors except the walls. In this 2018 pop tune, the narrator is grateful that walls cannot speak because of the secrets they've heard and what they've witnessed.

Wall Lyrics:

If these walls could talk
I'd hope they wouldn't say anything
Because they've seen way too many things.

20. "Flowers on the Wall" by The Statler Brothers

When someone starts to count flowers on the wall (regardless of whether they're actually there), that's usually a good sign that the elevator no longer goes to the top anymore. This 1966 country classic describes a man's daily routine at a mental institution he's staying in.

He smokes cigarettes, watches children's television, plays solitaire, and counts the decorations on the wall. (Hopefully, there's wallpaper instead of a solid painted wall.) If you've ever visited someone in a psychiatric facility, you know the song's depiction is reasonable.

Wall Lyrics:

Countin' flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do.

The Wall Art of The Barranco District in Lima, Peru

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This mural adorned the walls of a tunnel in The Barranco district in Lima, Peru, when I visited in July 2018. The mural displayed a diversity of people looking up to the heavens.  One side of the tunnel art had a blue sky and people appeared in awe of the stars above. The other side featured a dark sky with people looking more fearful and distrustful of one another.While some of the street art that decorated the walls in Lima, Peru's Barranco district featured sociopolitical statements, much of the art when I visited in July 2018 was  funky, chic, and beautifully bohemian.I liked how they integrated the wall mural into the rose bush that was growing.  Simply beautiful
This mural adorned the walls of a tunnel in The Barranco district in Lima, Peru, when I visited in July 2018. The mural displayed a diversity of people looking up to the heavens.
This mural adorned the walls of a tunnel in The Barranco district in Lima, Peru, when I visited in July 2018. The mural displayed a diversity of people looking up to the heavens. | Source
One side of the tunnel art had a blue sky and people appeared in awe of the stars above. The other side featured a dark sky with people looking more fearful and distrustful of one another.
One side of the tunnel art had a blue sky and people appeared in awe of the stars above. The other side featured a dark sky with people looking more fearful and distrustful of one another. | Source
While some of the street art that decorated the walls in Lima, Peru's Barranco district featured sociopolitical statements, much of the art when I visited in July 2018 was  funky, chic, and beautifully bohemian.
While some of the street art that decorated the walls in Lima, Peru's Barranco district featured sociopolitical statements, much of the art when I visited in July 2018 was funky, chic, and beautifully bohemian. | Source
I liked how they integrated the wall mural into the rose bush that was growing.  Simply beautiful
I liked how they integrated the wall mural into the rose bush that was growing. Simply beautiful | Source
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Even More Songs About Walls

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Walls
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
1996
22. Walls Could Talk
Halsey
2004
23. There's a Wall
Miranda Lambert
2005
24. Hello Walls
Faron Young
1961
25. If These Walls Could Talk
Celine Dion
2000
26. Hole in the Wall
Alan Jackson
1994
27. Up Against the Wall
'N Sync
2001
28. Shadow on the Wall
Mike Oldfield
1983
29. Walls
Yes
1994
30. Sugar Walls
Sheena Easton
1984
31. Wall of Denial
Stevie Ray Vaughan
1989
32. The Wall
Johnny Cash
1968
33. Your Wall's Too High
Steppenwolf
1968
34. Wall of Love
Simple Minds
1989
35. Walls of My Mind
Dolly Parton
1971
36. Back Against a Wall
Cage the Elephant
2008
37. I Built This Wall
Darryl Worrley
2002
38. Piss on the Wall
J. Geils Band
1981
39. When Our Backs Are Against the Wall
Billy Dean
1996
40. Somebody Paints the Wall
Tracy Lawrence
1991
41. The Wall
Bruce Springsteen
2014
42. The Wall
John Fogerty
1975
43. Climbing the Walls
Backstreet Boys
2005
44. Walls
Emery
2004
45. Four Pink Walls
Alessia Cara
2015
46. Don't Hold the Wall
Justin Timberlake
2012
47. Inside Four Walls
Nevermore
2000
48. The Walls Came Down
Collin Raye
1998
48. These Walls
Hanson
2010
49. Walls
Beck
2008
50. Off the Wall
Michael Jackson
1979
51. Four Walls Of Raiford
Lynyrd Skynyrd
1987
52. Windows and Walls
Dan Fogelberg
1984
53. The Kids Are Ready To Die
The Airborne Toxic Event
2011
54. Too Many Walls
Cathy Daniels
1990
55. Four Walls
Jim Reeves
1957
56. Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother
Jerry Jeff Walker
1973
57. United We Stand
Brotherhood of Man
1970
58. Build a Wall
Panic is Perfect
2015
59. Heroes
David Bowie
1977
Know a song about walls that should be on this playlist? Make a song suggestion in the Comments Section!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Ty - Thank you for suggesting this song. I've added it at #58.

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        Ty Parker 

        7 months ago

        Build a Wall by Panic is Perfect

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        Robert Sacchi 

        8 months ago

        You're welcome.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        8 months ago from USA

        Bob - Thank you for that suggestion. Adding it. Some people climb walls, others build them or tear them, and still others stand with their backs against them.

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        Robert Sacchi 

        8 months ago

        Would "United We Stand" by Brotherhood of Man fall into this category?

      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        8 months ago from USA

        Shannon - Thanks for taking a look!

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        Shannon Henry 

        8 months ago from Texas

        Wow, I think this may be the first one you've completely stumped me on. All the ones that came to mind for me are listed already. LOL

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        FlourishAnyway 

        9 months ago from USA

        Peggy - I was surprised by how many "wall" songs there were once I started looking. Thanks for stopping by!

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        Peggy Woods 

        9 months ago from Houston, Texas

        How timely that you selected this topic given the politics regarding the building of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico right now. I am continually amazed at the number of songs given just about any topic that you showcase. Good job!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        9 months ago from USA

        Mary - Some people build walls that seem virtually impenetrable. I appreciate your comment and visit.

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        Mary Norton 

        10 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        You are right, we do build walls to protect ourselves. It is amazing how many songs you have discovered just on walls. I'll try to listen to some of these.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Devika - Thank you for following along.

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        Devika Primić 

        10 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        I like the playlists you have shared and each time I learn about a new one.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Chitrangada - Thanks for the sweet comment. Have a lovely week.

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        Robert Sacchi 

        10 months ago

        Yes, it's great how you get into the meanings of songs.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        10 months ago from New Delhi, India

        As usual, an amazing playlist. I didn’t realise, there were so many songs about walls.

        Well written and well presented, with nice pictures. Thanks for sharing another interesting article!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Linda - Thank you for the kind compliment. I should do a travel article or two about my Peruvian travels. I have some amazing photos that are full of culture, nature, and color.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Tim, That's good to hear. Let the bad stuff roll off and the good soak right through. I appreciate you.

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        Tim Truzy 

        10 months ago from U.S.A.

        Hi, Flourish,

        The redneck didn't bother me. For goodness sake! America is made up of all kinds of people and there is a little of each type in all of us. (Truthfully here, I'm probably describing the world. There are only so many ways human beings can behave regardless of where they are from or the borders that separate.)

        But I'm surprised the Wall Flowers, that band featuring Bob Dylan's son, didn't make one about a wall.

        Anyway, I thought about another song: Nikita, that song by Elton John, where he sings:

        Nikita you will never know,

        Anything about my home ....

        He's talking about the Berlin Wall I think.

        Anyway, may your day be without forts unless you need them.

        Sincerely,

        Tim

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        Linda Crampton 

        10 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Your playlist articles are thought provoking as well as interesting. I’m glad you included the lovely photos of the art. I was hoping to see some photos of your trip to Peru.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Bob - I liked that part of the song, too. Basically, he's not playing with a full deck. Very clever, eh? A lot of people assume the song is about some bored guy sitting in his home looking at the walls. Thank you for the additional song suggestions. Have a fabulous week!

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        Robert Sacchi 

        10 months ago

        The border controversy seems to have spawned a few songs. I wonder if there will be more for your list this year.

        I didn't know "Flowers on the Wall" was about someone in an asylum. I learned something new. The punch line with playing solitaire "with a deck of 51".

        What about:

        "Four Walls" by Jim Reeves

        "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother" by Jerry Jeff Walker

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Dora - I liked his lyrics of reconciliation. So many people give up on love rather than consider reconciling. Thank you for stopping by. Have a joyful week!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Hayley Dodwell - I appreciate your kind encouragement.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Linda - Some songs really stand the test of time, and that is one of them. I wanted to write this topical songlist in a way that would be relevant years later. Hopefully, we'll figure it out soon and get people back to work. I hope all is well in your corner of the world. Sending hugs your way!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Liz - I like that one, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Clive - Maybe some, but some are classics.

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        Dora Weithers 

        10 months ago from The Caribbean

        I like the Alan Jackson lyrics. There are so many lessons about love and about walls that can be taught from his scenario. Thanks for continuing these lists.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Tim - I’m sorry you and your family had to deal with personal malice like that. Thank goodness the police officer was available to keep you all safe from harm. It was wrong and I hope you didn’t let the redneck ruin your weekend. Dont let the haters win.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Pamela - Thank you for the kind kudos. Many of us wall off painful experiences or hurt feelings. I appreciate your stopping by.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Heidi - Obsession indeed. We recently flew to Florida and went through the TSA screening. Literally, it was "put it in the bag and push it on through." It was befuddling. I hope we are safe while this whole wall thing is figured out. Thanks for the addition! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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        Hayley Dodwell 

        10 months ago from United Kingdom

        A fascinating article - just brilliant!

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        Liz Westwood 

        10 months ago from UK

        Another great list. Your number 1 coincided with my choice for top of the list.

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        Clive Williams 

        10 months ago from Jamaica

        These are a few weird songs. Strange list.

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        Linda Lum 

        10 months ago from Washington State, USA

        Flourish, I must admit that the Pink Floyd song is what immediately came to mind when I saw the title of your article. Of course, all of us are focused on "the wall" at this moment in history, but you have written this so that it will be yet another hub that will stand the test of time.

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        Tim Truzy 

        10 months ago from U.S.A.

        Hi, Flourish,

        Your topic is so relevant for music and for a potent reminder of where we are and what we are still dealing with as a nation. On Sat., my wife and I happen to be in your state – Dinweddie County – to be precise. It’s our normal weekend pastime, going to places and shooting pictures while I jot down any inspiring thoughts I may have to write about later.

        In any case, while on a public road (which is how we do our pictures unless it’s a national park or historic site), we were shouted at and ordered to pull over by some local who swore we didn’t have a right to shoot pictures of his property. We pulled up to the intersection and waited for the officer.

        The officer was none too happy; he saw the immediate problem, in the local’s head anyway. He explicitly explained the man had no right to yell at us or be hostile. Essentially, the local stopped the “legal movement” of traffic on a public road.

        Here I give that officer credit for acting professionally. He handled the situation with class. Apparently, the local had a problem with what was sitting in our car, a combination of years of struggle which said people can marry and be with who they want.

        So, as we prepare to celebrate Dr. King’s holiday, it’s important we remember the walls have fallen substantially, but we still have work to do. Another song by Toxic Event states: "We won't negotiate with terror." How true. We will not bend to the use of violence nor use it in the pursuit of peace. In the meantime, we will have a cool playlist about walls from you to dance around to as we work through the power of love.

        Much love and respect to a creative and talented soul,

        Sincerely,

        Tim

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        10 months ago from Sunny Florida

        Hi Flourish, I am always surprised about the great number of songs available on all of these topics. I like what you said initially as so many of us do build walls to try and avoid pain I guess, but it doesn't work.

        Anyway, I have always liked Sam Smith and Alan Jackson, so they are my two picks for numbe 1!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Bill - Just listening to that song makes it an earworm for awhile, at least for me. Hope your Sunday is a good one!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Tim - Happy Sunday to you, and thanks for the addition. I've never heard of that particular group but appreciated listening.

        As topical as the Southern border wall is now (and I sure hope the situation is solved soon), I wanted to represent all types of walls so that this playlist is just as relevant in years to come. Many of the most intractable walls are in our own hearts and minds. I think that's what this nation is struggling with now to some extent.

        May you have love in your heart this week and joy in your life. Wishing you all the best, my friend.

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        Heidi Thorne 

        10 months ago from Chicago Area

        Inspired by the recent administration's obsession with a border wall? :) Love the Pink Floyd tune.

        My only add would be Too Many Walls by Cathy Dennis.

        Hope you're having a great weekend!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Shawindi Silva - Thanks for being the first to stop by this morning! Have a great week!

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        Bill Holland 

        10 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Pink Floyd is the only one I could think of...loved your opening line...each of us is a bricklayer...profound and oh, so true.

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        Tim Truzy 

        10 months ago from U.S.A.

        Hi, Flourish,

        Pleasant Sunday to you. Apparently, walls reach me and they have touched my dear friend from a few hours away, too. Wonderful playlist.

        I thought about an Indie group as I read this list. I don't know if Toxic Event ever released this song as a single, but the song is: The Kids are Lined Up on the Wall." It's a dark song about police violence and over coming the problems associated with it.

        Your playlists are timeless, Flourish. No walls associated with any genre or style you select. An excellent brick layer is in you.

        And thanks for new songs to check out.

        Much respect and admiration,

        Tim

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        Shawindi Silva 

        10 months ago from Sri lanka

        It's amazing ! I didn't know that there are songs about walls too.

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